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by GPC
7 Sep 2019, 9:52pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Things you have done.
Replies: 43
Views: 1781

Re: Things you have done.

Talked to someone who was alone and appeared to be contemplating jumping off the Forth Road Bridge, and kept them talking until the help I had summoned arrived.
by GPC
11 Jun 2019, 7:21am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: A List of former YHA hostels
Replies: 31
Views: 2236

Re: A List of former YHA hostels

I came to hostelling pretty late, only having stayed at a YHA with the school back in the 1970s. But having met my wife on a CTC holiday managed to catch the end of the best of the YHA in the early years of this century. We stayed in countless tiny hostels in the Black Mountains in Wales, I cycled f...
by GPC
11 Jun 2019, 7:05am
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: Cycling UK conference and agm
Replies: 15
Views: 4303

Re: Cycling UK conference and agm

Yes, I hope to be there on Saturday.
by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 8:37pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Cycling UK Scotland AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 10876

Re: Cycling UK Scotland AGM

There was no requirement for show of hands as I remember other than to nominate and second appointments to the committee etc. No posts were contested. Cycling UK Scotland has no autonomous authority and functions similar to any member group.
by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 8:32pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route

Great information, one to avoid on the tourer. Thank you for that.
by GPC
9 Dec 2017, 4:28pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Forres - Grantown on Spey off road route

While browsing the Sustrans website I noticed a route indicated as a 'non-NCN route' that leads from Mannachie Avenue in Forres to Grantown on Spey. I want to ride this route on a tourer with luggage, does anyone know the quality of surface please? I know how variable Sustrans routes can be, (I'm a ...
by GPC
17 Oct 2017, 10:01pm
Forum: Campaigning & Public Policy
Topic: Edinburgh Tram Farcility
Replies: 18
Views: 1983

Re: Edinburgh Tram Farcility

Just saw this on cyclestreets: https://www.cyclestreets.net/location/94533/ What on earth is going on? What do you suggest? Anything but this! I suggest building tracks to accommodate cycling in a 21st century city, which is EXACTLY what City of Edinburgh Council did not do. Cyclists were built our...
by GPC
17 Oct 2017, 9:54pm
Forum: Cycling UK Member Groups and Affiliates
Topic: Cycling UK Scotland AGM
Replies: 2
Views: 10876

Cycling UK Scotland AGM

Our annual Scottish AGM is taking place this November, with Guardian writer Peter Walker, author of Bike Nation as guest speaker.Peter will have copies of his books for sale and will of course be signing copies. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cycling-uk-scotland-2017-gathering-and-agm-tickets-379434...
by GPC
12 Sep 2017, 5:58pm
Forum: Cycling UK Topics and Discussions
Topic: August/September Cycle magazine - cover story
Replies: 22
Views: 15523

Re: August/September Cycle magazine - cover story

The magazine has changed. It has now become a charity mouthpiece, full of the politically correct stuff which is necessary to comply with the rules for applications for grants of public money. Can you give us an example of the post charity 'politically correct stuff' v the pre charity non-political...
by GPC
4 Jun 2017, 9:28pm
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall
Replies: 45
Views: 7235

Re: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall

It beggars my belief why someone would ride along tramtracks. They must surely know tramlines and thin bicycle wheels dont really work, except to cause crashing. Richard the hamster famously demonstrated this quite well. It beggars my belief that someone could make such a crass comment, if the tram...
by GPC
4 Jun 2017, 9:21am
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall
Replies: 45
Views: 7235

Re: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall

It beggars my belief why someone would ride along tramtracks. They must surely know tramlines and thin bicycle wheels dont really work, except to cause crashing. Richard the hamster famously demonstrated this quite well. It beggars my belief that someone could make such a crass comment, if the tram...
by GPC
4 Jun 2017, 9:16am
Forum: On the road
Topic: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall
Replies: 45
Views: 7235

Re: BBC: Cyclist dies after hit by minibus following Edinburgh tram track fall

What I'd find interesting is whether designers considered this risk to cyclists when designing the tram routes, especially at junctions? No, during the construction process cycling was designed out of the tram scheme. TIE - the company set up by City of Edinburgh Council took no cogniscience of cyc...
by GPC
4 Jun 2017, 9:07am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Boat assisted holidays
Replies: 19
Views: 8437

Re: Boat assisted holidays

CTC Tours, the club's own holiday company offer these tours, sailing barges that you rendevous with each night.
by GPC
12 May 2017, 7:54am
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Free drinking water - what are your rights?
Replies: 93
Views: 18072

Re: Free drinking water - what are your rights?

I've denied a water bottle fill, on a group ride, offered to buy tea but the cafe owner refused to fill the bottle and said it makes it a bit pointless them selling bottles if they give it away.
by GPC
8 Feb 2017, 8:10pm
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: East Anglia to London - Know a Good Route?
Replies: 23
Views: 994

Re: East Anglia to London - Know a Good Route?

robgul wrote:From Bury you could follow the Dun Run route the other way?

Rob


The Dunwich Dynamo route is not a nice route to follow at all during daytime, narrow roads and very heavily traffiked